Mid-Arbitration Is Not The Time For Complaints

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 1:52 PM EST) -- A reinsurer or ceding company that has a complaint over how an arbitration is being conducted, including an objection over whether its contracts authorize the consolidation of multiple disputes, is not entitled to court review until the arbitration is completed, according to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent ruling in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass. Inc. v. BCS Ins. Co., Nos. 11-2343 & 11-2757 (7th Cir. 2011).

Moreover, a party cannot avoid this rule and obtain court review earlier by artfully pleading in a...
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